Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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lobaplatin
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called platinum compounds
lobe
A portion of an organ, such as the liver, lung, breast, thyroid, or brain
lobectomy
(lo-BEK-toe-mee) The removal of a lobe
lobular carcinoma in situ
(LOB-yoo-lar KAR-si-NO-ma in SYE-too) LCIS. Abnormal cells found in the lobules of the breast. This condition seldom becomes invasive cancer; however, having lobular carcinoma in situ in More…
lobule
(LOB-yule) A small lobe or a subdivision of a lobe
local anesthesia
(an-es-THEE-zha) Drugs that cause a temporary loss of feeling in one part of the body. The patient remains awake but cannot feel the part of the body treated with the anesthetic
local cancer
An invasive malignant cancer confined entirely to the organ where the cancer began
local therapy
Treatment that affects cells in the tumor and the area close to it
localization
(LO-kal-ih-ZAY-shun) The process of determining or marking the location or site of a lesion or disease. May also refer to the process of keeping a lesion or disease in a specific location More…
localized
Restricted to the site of origin, without evidence of spread
localized gallbladder cancer
Cancer found only in the tissues that make up the wall of the gallbladder. Localized gallbladder cancer can be removed completely in an operation
locally advanced cancer
Cancer that has spread only to nearby tissues or lymph nodes
locoregional
Limited to a localized area, within the local region.
LoDAC
cytarabine - low dose
lometrexol
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called antifolates
lomustine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents
lonafarnib
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called enzyme inhibitors. Also called SCH 66336
long bones
Hard, dense bones that provide strength, structure, and mobility. A long bone has a shaft and two ends. There are also bones in the fingers that are classified as long bones, even though More…
loop electrosurgical excision procedure
LEEP. A technique that uses electric current passed through a thin wire loop to remove abnormal tissue. Also called loop excision
loop excision
A technique that uses electric current passed through a thin wire loop to remove abnormal tissue. Also called loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
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